skip to Main Content
Need legal advice? Click here or call (212) 725-6422. Attorneys, click here.

NY Daily News: What happens when immigration meets criminal justice

IDP executive director Alisa Wellek is quoted in this March 29, 2016 article about the human toll of laws that impose harsh immigration consequences on non-citizens with criminal convictions.

“For the most part most people (coming out of prison) are going to be deportable,” the Immigrant Defense Project’s Alisa Wellek said. While the criminal justice system sees some nuance in terms of length of sentence, maximum or minimum security classification and merit of release, the immigration system makes no such distinctions.

With few exceptions, everyone who does prison time is eligible for deportation.

Read the full article here.

Back To Top
×Close search

With a year marked by hateful and divisive policies behind us, IDP continues to look towards the future in the fight for immigrants' rights.

Your partnership and support are critical to this work -- make a commitment today, and stand with IDP for justice for all immigrants!